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Purpurea superba

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Cultivar
Purpurea superba
Originator
Delâche
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1855

Species — P. albiflora. Originated by Delache, 1855. Donated by Ellwanger & Barry. DESCRIPTION OF BLOOM — Type of bloom crown. Form of bloom globular, compact. Differentiated. Color (total effect) 4 (169) rose magenta; guards streaked white; center clear; uniform color throughout. Light green carpels, pink stigma. Fragrance unpleasant X. Blooming time mid-season. Large size. DESCRIPTION OF PLANT — Habit of plant erect, very tall, medium compact. Growth strong and healthy. Stem very long, strong, reddish green. Blooming habit free. Buds borne in clusters. Foliage medium furnished, medium green, medium size; veins green. COMMERCIAL VALUE — For cut bloom medium; landscape value good. Variety as a whole good.

Reference: 1911-CUB 306:102